Gdansk, being an independent and economically powerful city, was often a target of invading armies. This tour is designed to give you an insiders view of the area's tumultuous past, while at the same time, showing you its current beauty.
Your journey through past and present begins at the Westerplatte peninsula, where shells from a Nazi battleship fell upon a Polish Garrison, marking the start of the Second World War. A large monument pays tribute to those Polish defenders and marks the spot where the entire world was plunged into war just 60 years ago.
>From the Westerplatte park, you'll ferry across the Vistula river and make your way towards Oliwa. Hear about Gdansk's valiant stand against Swedish invaders hundreds of years ago. While the rest of Poland was overrun, Gdansk withstood the bloody tide. While in Oliwa, you'll see the famous Oliwa Cathedral, a beautiful building which is also the home of one of the world's largest Organs. It's 7,876 pipes are adorned with magnificently carved wooden angels, whose trumpets rise and fall with the sound of the music.
Surrounding the Cathedral is a lovely park, which looks as though it was born to be the setting for a romantic movie. Duck ponds, a princely estate, and a network of walking paths are all shaded by the branches of charming trees, providing a natural canopy for visitors. You can either enjoy a stroll through this magical place, or, if you need a rest, simply relax on one of the many benches.
Finally, you'll make your way into Sopot, to take a gander at the Tri-city's artistic haven. The always exciting Monte Cassino Street provides the perfect pathway for a walk down to the beach and a look at Sopot's incredible wooden pier. The longest of its kind on the Baltic Sea, this pier features in just about every postcard found in Sopot!
This tour lasts four hours and costs 190 PLN.
Remember, Gdansk-Tours aims at providing you with personalized service, so if you know of any extra land marks along the way, just ask us and we'll be sure to have them included in your Tour! Only the best for you!
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